PRODUCTION AREA AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS: Moscato rosa grapes are grown in the municipality of Egna, in a particularly windy area with an elevation of 250 meters. Wind is fundamental to avoid humidity stagnation which might trigger the onset of botrytis (bunch rot). Botrytis would destroy some of the aromatic components and would decrease colour intensity. The vineyard has a southern exposure and the soil is a mixture of porphyric sand, clay and limestone.
VINIFICATION METHODS: Our moscato rosa is produced with skin contact maceration and a very short maceration period. At the end of the fermentation process, which is interrupted by chilling, the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks where it will remain until ready for bottling.
MATURING AND BOTTLE AGEING: To fully develop the characteristics of moscato rosa, the wine must further mature in the bottle for at least 6 months.
DESCRIPTION: The heady aroma of moscato is reminiscent of roses, cloves and orange peel. On the palate, the wine is extremely complex and rounded.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Moscato rosa will beautifully complement the spicy foods of Oriental cuisine, but it is first of all an unusual aperitif and an outstanding meditation wine.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2004 Vinum Wine Magazine:
16 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Franz Haas Moscato Rosa Schweizer, Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2004 on 01.12.2006 with 16 of 20 points.
Winemaking: Guyot system. Harvested by hand in mid-September, just when the ripe grapes are turning color. Soft pressed - Brought to cold temperature to allow a separation of the sediment. Fermented and matured on the yeasts for 6 months in cement vats with the exception of 20% of the Friulano which is kept in 10 year old tonneaux for 6 months.
It is a fine, delicately aromatic dessert wine, with a light ruby color and an intensive nose of tea-rose. It is full-bodied and spicy-sweet on the palate. This wine pairs well with a wide variety of desserts, for instance, poppy-seed strudel or beignets.
this dessert wine is a light ruby red in colour with garnet reflexes, distinguished by a powerful bouquet, reminiscent of roses, cloves and cinnamon. Elegant, velvety and full-bodied, it has a strong, sweet, lingering finish.